How to Hypnotise other
It is always imperative to build a strong connection at first. A trust bond must be strengthened in such a way that the subject understands what you are about to do and what you are going to say in the middle of the hypnosis.
Have the subject lie down or sit in a relaxed position. Slowly, ask him if he’s ever undergone hypnosis before. This way, it will help you as the hypnotist to identify which aspect or procedures of hypnosis to avoid so as not to imperil your subject.
Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not reduce people into puppets that can be told to do whatever the hypnotist wills. Telling a person to do something that he will not usually do under normal circumstances will have very dangerous results. Thus, Tell your subject ahead of time that he will remember everything that happened in the hypnosis and reassure him that he will not be forced to do something bad.
Talk soft and slowly. Hypnosis will never work in a tense situation. Both of you must be very calm in the state of hypnosis. Tell him to relax his body, then tell him to relax specific parts of his body such as his waist, shoulders, legs, arms, etc.
Hypnosis involves a series of carefully-selected instructions and these are part of it. You don’t skip things to hasten the process. Instead you take it slowly but surely.
If he has loosened up a bit, tell the subject that he has now relaxed to also condition his mind. Tell him that he should relax himself even more until he feels a great sense of relaxation embracing him.
The instructions involved during the process of hypnosis are very target-specific and they are said one by one until a result has been achieved. It works slowly, but again it works surely.
Take note of his body language and his breathing. Gradually make more directive suggestions such as feeling their arms and feel it relaxing.
To make your subject feel all the more relaxed and worry less if he’s doing the right thing, inject positive reinforcement. Every time you instruct him to do a certain thing, follow it with phrases such as “good”, “that’s right”, “you’re doing just fine”, and others. Remember to keep your voice calming and not too over exciting.
Do not scare the subject by inculcating failure in his head and using authoritative keywords such as “must”, “should”, and “ought”.
5. Ready When You Are
Take note if the subject is ready to awaken from the hypnosis. There’s a right time for this, and then again observing his breathing patterns and body language will do the trick.
By the time you conclude the hypnosis say this in any variation: “I’m going to count until five, and by then you will awaken feeling refreshed, complete alert, and anew.”
Then again, positive reinforcement continues on to this part of the process. For example, tell your subject that he is going to awaken to many exciting changes in his life—some of which have already been presented to him and some which he is still bound to discover. Basically make him feel as though everything will be twice as wonderful once he wakes up from hypnosis.
Here are some signs that will tell you that your subject is/or was in a deeply relaxed state:
- uncontrollable fluttering of eyelids
- flattening of facial musculature
- twitching of legs, fingers, or arms
- depth of breathing